MAEBL is committed to providing a safe and inclusive community environment for professional networking, an open exchange of EBL related experiences and ideas, and mutual learning and education.
In order to maintain a welcoming space and community, the following types of conduct are not tolerated at MAEBL meetings, at gatherings related to MAEBL meetings, or in MABEL community platforms:
Acts of harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, or retaliation are encouraged to be reported to a member (or members) of the MAEBL board, will be taken seriously, and will be investigated.
Substantiated instances of conduct contrary to community expectations will be handled by members of the MAEBL board addressing and challenging the conduct with the transgressing person and explaining conduct expectations. It is expected that the person will change future conduct to be mindful of and consistent with community expectations.
Repeated, bad faith, or exceptionally serious conduct may necessitate exclusion from the community for an appropriate period of time. Bad faith claims are themselves considered to be harassment; good faith claims that are not substantiated are not considered harassment and are protected from retaliation.